VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:58 pm

It wasn't a four way the driver crossing causes the mess. The Ural driver may have lost his leg.
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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by BigJames » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:11 pm

The Ural rider is ok. His ankle got smashed but is on the mend. He posted a follow up video on YouTube, with his helmet on. Have to watch video on youtube. Apparently got tired of seeing himself on social media.
https://youtu.be/PM3L39duN0M

Not sure why anybody would want to watch this more than once, if at all, I stumbled upon it not knowing the ending. Here is the original, again, you have to go to youtube to view it. Warning, it starts out ok, ending sucks, really sucks.
https://youtu.be/Qg7M1lwrvnA
Saw it once, no need to see that again, ever.
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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by Snakeoil » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:46 am

Agree 100%. Glad to hear he is going to be okay. I thought his leg was trapped against the exhaust header based on the screaming. But now suspect his reaction was to try and extract his leg and each try resulted in excrutiating pain.
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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by hotflash44 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:20 am

:( Makes one wonder what could have been done in a split second, someone said jump off if your fast enough i guess. You know my greatest fear is setting at a light and getting smacked from the back by some idiot on a cell phone. At least when your moving you might be able to swerve out of the way. Seeing accidents in person or on video seems to make you a better driver at least for awhile.
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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by wooden nickel » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:55 pm

Jumping off in a split second is one option I don't have in winter. With my lap robe and Hippo Hands, I am fairly well committed to sharing my bike's fate.
Sometimes you just gotta do your best and hope that is enough. Add in reduced visibility due to partial fogging, balaclavas, and reduced ability to turn my head due to layered clothing and winter riding doesn't sound too smart. Especially with the many winter causes of reduced traction.
I've never been particularly noted for smart so I guess I'll try to keep riding.
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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by chaos2 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:43 pm

winter riding reminds me of snow skiing. Cold, can be dangerous, expensive and from a pragmatic viewpoint it makes no sense at all, especially if you have a perfectly good car. But it's just so much more fun than driving a car.
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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by Red Dwarf » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:08 pm

hotflash44 wrote::( Makes one wonder what could have been done in a split second, someone said jump off if your fast enough i guess.
My plan for that situation is to release the clutch and open the throttle to the stop.
When cars are tearing each other to pieces, almost anywhere is a better place to be than the intersection.
That wasn't such a bad collision. What if one of the cars had rolled and/or caught fire?
What if the cars had been semis loaded with fuel?

Doesn't take long to get moving when the engine is running and gearbox is in 1st.
Situational awareness is necessary, though.
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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by hotflash44 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:55 am

your correct, knock on wood, i have been riding since 1957 and 17 assorted motorcycles never had a accident, avoided so many by just having the extra high awareness that is developed over thousands or millions of motorcycle miles. this is what scares me when i see men or women very late in life decide to ride. the learning needed is best learned when your young with reflexes. :cheers:
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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by Patrick » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:27 pm

Took a few M/C safety and riding courses during my riding times.
The suggestion was at intersections; put your right foot down (not Ural), bike in 1st gear, hand on the throttle, continually scan right and left and check your mirrors for rear traffic. Sometimes only being able to move a few feet quickly can save you. Hope the rider heals quickly.
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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by wooden nickel » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:32 pm

The only bad part about being in gear at a light with a Ural is that the clutch release bearing is wimpy and doesn't play well with long operation times.
As a compromise I put it in neutral with my toe on the shifter and my hand covering the clutch lever. I figure that by time the RPMs get high enough to move well, I can be in first. I'm probably wrong, but I can fool myself with that theory. I'm gullible.
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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by Mr Wazzock » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:38 pm

Unfortunately for these sorts of ideas, my own experience has shown that usually accidents happen faster than the human brain can think.
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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by Patrick » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:13 pm

I only stop for lights that are about to change.... :roll:
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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by wooden nickel » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:00 pm

I'm reviving this thread because I almost had the same thing happen today. The only thing I did right was stop about 20 feet behind the stop sign. The cross traffic car finally stopped halfway into the intersection so there was no crash. If there had been one, the stopping short would have been my only defense. With my lap robe I can't jump quickly or shift into reverse quickly. The cross car sat there until the car got close and then looked at me and pulled out. Scary.
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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:20 pm

I'm pleased to hear that you avoided injury, Nick. C.R.A.P. wouldn't be the same without you. :wink:
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Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

Post by Lmo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:16 pm

Ya know, when your number's up, it's up.

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